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Postdoctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU09525
Department Name 7H026: Center for Environmental and Systems Biochemistry
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Minimum of $50,000
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
Standing for long periods of time
Repetitive motion
Lifting/Carrying up to __20_____lbs.
Pushing/Pulling up to __20_____ lbs.
Primarily days, minimum of 40 hours/week with some evening and weekends
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky’s Center for Environmental and Systems Biochemistry (CESB) seeks a Postdoctoral scientist in Analytical Biochemistry. The Center is a high technology core resource that serves the needs of researchers in both conventional and stable isotope resolved metabolomics (SIRM), with national and international collaborations and reputation. In addition to serving the at-large scientific community, the Center’s Directors conduct metabolism-based research with Federal and other grants. Candidates should have a working knowledge of mammalian metabolism and metabolomics technologies as well as experience in analyzing large datasets, preferably in mass spectrometric data analysis. 

Our mass spectrometry facilities include two Thermo Tribrid Fusion Orbitrap instrument, a Thermo Lumos Orbitrap, with Advion Nanomate direct infusion and Dionex IC, a Thermo LTQ 1100 GC-MS, and an Agilent QQQ ICP-MS (for more details see https://cesb.med.uky.edu).
The incumbent will conduct metabolomics and systems biochemistry research on projects in Lung Cancer, which involves cell/tissue culturing, sample extraction, and extensive isotope-based/reverse phase protein array data analysis. Duties will also include work on collaborative projects of the Center and assist in manuscript and proposal preparation. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, and should have basic biochemical and quantitative analytical skills, with preferably ‘omics data analysis skills. Specific training will be provided as needed.

To be considered for this position you must fully complete the online application, and upload the following: CV, cover letter, academic transcript and as Specific Request 1, 3 letters of reference. 

In addition, please send inquiries, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Richard Higashi, rick.higashi@uky.edu. 

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Analytical Biochemist/Mass spectrometry
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
PhD plus related experience with analytical biochemistry and mass spectrometry
Deadline to Apply 12/31/2022
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2022-08-31 Expires: 2022-12-30

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